Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact by Ludwik Fleck,Thaddeus J. Trenn,Robert K. Merton,Thomas S.

By Ludwik Fleck,Thaddeus J. Trenn,Robert K. Merton,Thomas S. Kuhn,Frederick Bradley

Originally released in German in 1935, this monograph expected options to difficulties of medical growth, the reality of medical truth and the position of mistakes in technological know-how now linked to the paintings of Thomas Kuhn and others. Arguing that each medical suggestion and theory—including his own—is culturally conditioned, Fleck used to be significantly prior to his time. And as Kuhn observes in his foreword, "Though a lot has happened for the reason that its book, it continues to be an excellent and mostly unexploited resource."

"To many scientists simply as to many historians and philosophers of technology proof are issues that easily are the case: they're came upon via appropriately passive remark of usual fact. To such perspectives Fleck replies that evidence are invented, now not chanced on. furthermore, the looks of clinical evidence as chanced on issues is itself a social development, a made factor. a piece of obvious brilliance, essentially the most major contributions towards a completely sociological account of medical knowledge."—Steven Shapin, Science

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Maternal Personality, Evolution and the Sex Ratio: Do by Valerie J. Grant

By Valerie J. Grant

ladies who're dominant usually tend to have sons. Demographic stories convey that extra male little ones are born after wars, but most folk think that their baby's intercourse is an issue of likelihood - decided by way of the father's sperm. Valerie furnish offers proof that the mother's character - that is on the topic of woman testosterone degrees - can really impression which kind of sperm fertilises the egg.
Using facts from human and animal experiences Valerie supply discusses the results for human evolution, developmental psychology and reproductive biology. Her claims are arguable and the results of her findings some distance attaining. even if moms have sons or daughters will not be a question of probability. it might depend upon which intercourse youngster the mum is extra fitted to raise.

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Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation by Committee on Future Career Opportunities and Educational

By Committee on Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation,Board on Research Data and Information,Policy and Global Affairs,National Research Council

The substantial bring up in electronic details within the final decade has created new requisites for institutional and technological constructions and staff abilities. Preparing the team for electronic Curation makes a speciality of schooling and coaching must meet the calls for for entry to and significant use of electronic info, now and sooner or later. This examine identifies some of the practices and spectrum of ability units that include electronic curation, having a look specifically at human as opposed to automatic initiatives. also, the file examines the prospective occupation course calls for and thoughts for execs operating in electronic curation actions, and analyzes the industrial merits and societal significance of electronic curation for competitiveness, innovation, and medical development. Preparing the staff for electronic Curation considers the evolving roles and versions of electronic curation features in examine organisations, and their results on employment possibilities and specifications. The innovations of this file may help to strengthen electronic curation and meet the call for for a proficient workforce.

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Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method: More Than 100 by Sally Kneidel

By Sally Kneidel

From monarch butterflies to hissing cockroaches, Creepy Crawlies and the medical process, moment Edition exhibits lecturers and fogeys the way to use insects, bugs and critters to educate youngsters the 5 steps of the clinical strategy: query, speculation, equipment, end result, and end. targeting enjoyable in addition to schooling, and working at the premise that doing is studying, Creepy Crawlies bargains greater than a hundred varied actions as a way to ignite kid's interest whereas additionally construction foundations for severe pondering and medical realizing. This classroom-tested choice of experiments is an ideal source for lecturers or simply a day of academic enjoyable at domestic. the second one version comprises up-to-date content material and 4 new insect species: the monarch butterfly, the black swallowtail butterfly, the bessbug, and the Madagascar hissing roach!



Sally Kneidel, PhD, grew up subsequent to a small creek and skilled crawling creatures at an early age. Her curiosity led her to finally pursue a PhD in biology from the college of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. Kneidel has now taught for greater than fifteen years, together with university biology classes and writing sessions. She writes on numerous technology themes, starting from wellbeing and fitness to natural world conservation, has released quite a few different books, and has received a number of awards for writing, running a blog, and images. the 1st variation of this booklet, and the sequel to it, have been either named in technology Books & motion pictures' "Best Books for kids" list.


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Métodos Estatísticos para as Ciências Sociais (Portuguese by Alan Agresti,Barbara Finlay

By Alan Agresti,Barbara Finlay

Escrita de forma clara e didática, a obra aborda temas estatísticos importantes como estatística descritiva; distribuições de probabilidade; amostragem e estimação; análise de variáveis categóricas e análise de variância. Os autores passam por diferentes níveis de complexidade, por isso é excellent para alunos de graduação e de pós-graduação.

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Wikipédia, objet scientifique non identifié (Sciences by Lionel Barbe,Louise Merzeau,Valérie Schafer

By Lionel Barbe,Louise Merzeau,Valérie Schafer

Parmi les dix premiers websites visités au monde, Wikipédia est désormais d’un utilization courant dans le milieu éducatif et scientifique. Mais quelles sont exactement les kin que les chercheurs ont nouées avec l. a. plus célèbre encyclopédie participative et collaborative en ligne ? Tel est l’objet de ce livre collectif et interdisciplinaire, où alternent études de cas et réflexions transversales. En observant l. a. participation des chercheurs et specialists à Wikipédia, l’ouvrage cherche notamment à identifier des enjeux en termes d’intermédiation des savoirs, de structuration et de reconnaissance d’un champ ou de diffusion de los angeles tradition scientifique. Il a aussi pour ambition de présenter les problématiques soulevées par les chercheurs qui se sont saisis de Wikipédia en tant qu’objet de recherche, pour étudier los angeles transformation des formes de savoir, les processus d’élaboration des articles et los angeles gouvernance de l’encyclopédie. Ce travel d’horizon revient pour finir sur les modes d’utilisation de Wikipédia par les chercheurs et les enseignants dans le cadre de leur activité scientifique ou pédagogique, pour en saisir aussi bien les modalités effectives que les représentations proper du discours ou de l’imaginaire. Les douze contributions qui composent cet ouvrage en attestent : Wikipédia est bien un objet scientifique émergent, et les auteurs ici réunis nous aident à mieux l’identifier.

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Teaching Gifted Learners in STEM Subjects: Developing Talent by Keith S. Taber,Manabu Sumida,Lynne McClure

By Keith S. Taber,Manabu Sumida,Lynne McClure

This publication bargains an outline of programmes designed to aid the educational of talented and proficient scholars in STEM matters, either so they can meet their power and to motivate them to continue in the direction of careers in STEM parts. The chapters from more than a few nationwide contexts document on views, ways and tasks in talented schooling in STEM topics. those contributions offer an image of the country of study and perform during this region, either to notify additional study and improvement, and to help lecture room academics of their day by day paintings. Chapters were written with practitioners in brain, yet contain suitable scholarly citations to the literature. The publication comprises a few contributions illustrating study and perform in particular STEM components, and others which bridge throughout assorted STEM matters. the quantity additionally contains an introductory theoretical bankruptcy exploring the consequences for presented inexperienced persons of ways 'STEM' is known and arranged in the tuition curriculums.

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Exploration and Meaning Making in the Learning of Science: by Bernard Zubrowski

By Bernard Zubrowski

Mountaineers, Rock Climbers, and technological know-how Educators round the Nineteen Twenties, mountain climbing separated from climbing to turn into a separate activity. at the moment ecu climbers constructed new apparatus and methods, allowing them to ascend mountain faces and to climb rocks, which have been thought of unassailable as much as that point. American climbers went extra through increasing and bettering at the apparatus. They even built a process of quantification the place issues got for the measure of trouble of an ascent. the program targeted totally on the pitch of the mountain, and it even calculated as much as de- mals to provide a excessive measure of quantification. mountaineering turned a technical method. Csikszentmihaly (1976) saw that the only real curiosity of rock climbers at the moment was once to climb the rock. Rock climbers have been recognized to arrive the pinnacle and never even look round on the surroundings. the focal point used to be on attaining the pinnacle of the rock. against this, mountaineers observed the total mountain as a unmarried “unit of perc- tion. ” “The ascent (to them) is a gestalt together with the classy, historic, own and actual sensations” (Csikszentmihaly, 1976, p. 486). this can be an instance of 2 contrasting ways to a similar form of panorama and of 2 diversified teams of individuals. curiously, within the US, Europe, and Japan a wide phase of the early rock climbers have been younger mathematicians and theoretical physicists, whereas the mountaineers have been a extra different lot.

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Prüfungstrainer Experimentalphysik: Physik verstehen und by Mertins,Gilbert,Markus Gilbert

By Mertins,Gilbert,Markus Gilbert

Dieser Prüfungstrainer ist einzigartig, da er Sie gezielt auf die mündliche Experimentalphysik-Prüfung im Bachelor vorbereitet. Im Frage-Antwort-Spiel lernen Sie den typischen Ablauf einer mündlichen Prüfung kennen und erhalten somit einen einzigartigen Begleiter zum Wiederholen, Verstehen und Lernen.Der für deutsche Hochschulen relevante Prüfungsstoff ist überschaubar in forty three Lernprojekte aufgeteilt. Der jeweils einführende Theorieteil erklärt anschaulich die grundlegenden Phänomene, gibt die wichtigsten Formeln an und zeigt, wie Sie den Stoff intestine vortragen können.Die Prüfungsfragen bauen aufeinander auf und sind nach Schwierigkeitsgrad für Studierende der Physik an Universitäten, Fachhochschulen sowie für Nebenfachstudierende gestaffelt. Über 260 einprägsame Abbildungen zeigen Ihnen die am häufigsten abgefragten Messkurven und Experimente. Tipps zum Verhalten in der Prüfung sowie eine systematische Auflistung der wichtigsten klassischen und modernen Messtechniken runden diesen kompakten Prüfungstrainer ab.Für die three. Auflage wurde das Werk komplett durchgesehen und um das Thema Spezielle Relativitätstheorie ergänzt.

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